At the meeting in Astana, the presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan discussed how to develop economic cooperation in the difficult conditions prevailing in the world. They also spoke about the situation in Ukraine and Syria – need to combine the efforts of all countries in fighting terrorism. On the results of the talks the leaders spoke at a press conference.
The Heads of State paid special attention to trade, investment, energy, transport and space. “Despite the difficult external market fluctuations and falling prices for major items of our exports, exchange rate fluctuations, managed to keep the intensity of our cooperation”, – Vladimir Putin praised.
The Russian business is represented in virtually all sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy in the republic – 5800 joint ventures.
The scale and character is the cooperation in the fuel and energy complex: Russia goes through the bulk of the transit of Kazakh oil to foreign markets: around 20 million tonnes. Big plans for the joint production of oil in the Caspian Sea – today signed an agreement regarding the delimitation of the northern part of the Caspian Sea, which will allow the companies of the two countries to begin development of a large deposit “Central”.
Energy systems of the two countries operate in synchronous mode . Preparations for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan. By the end of the year will be a meeting of the intergovernmental commission, Putin also announced.
Strengthens and industrial cooperation. Kazakhstan has created assembly centers, and the largest of them will be the company with the participation of “AvtoVAZ” in Ust-Kamenogorsk.
to establish closer cooperation in the field of space. In September, it completed the flight to the ISS Kazakh cosmonaut. Successful implementation of long-term program of space exploration will contribute another document signed today – on the order of interaction with the missile launches involving the use of land in Kazakhstan in the fall as an area separating parts. Another agreement was signed on cooperation in the field of aviation search and rescue.
“The supreme status of the visit underlines the special relationship between Russia and Kazakhstan,” – Nursultan Nazarbayev praised. “Our countries have a long-standing and successful experience of friendship and cooperation”, – he said, adding that every meeting leads to new projects.
“Given the current difficult situation, the main theme – conducting coordinated action in the economy” – said the head of Kazakhstan and called for work to improve the competitiveness of products.
“We have identified a set of specific measures to mitigate the problems of the world economy”, – he announced Nazarbayev and listed some of them: the study of the issue of transit through Kazakhstan to China , joint development of the Caspian fields, cooperation in the coal industry.
“Russia – traditionally the biggest trade partner of Kazakhstan,” – said the president of the republic. “In the current environment of falling prices, of course, trade is reduced, but the time will come and he will recover,” – he said. It implemented over 20 large-scale joint investment projects, four marks and three – in the long term. Kazakhstan leader especially grateful that the third astronaut from his country traveled in space. “This is a concrete result of cooperation which everyone can see,” – he concluded.
The leaders also discussed key regional and global issues. Particular attention was paid to international issues. The two countries have a common vision assessments of the situation in the world. Speech at the talks was on the implementation of the Minsk agreement, the situation in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.
Putin informed his Kazakh counterpart on the main outcomes of the meeting, “Norman Quartet,” the situation in Syria and the actions of the Russian Federation on the suppression of terrorist organizations this country. The head of Kazakhstan has offered to collect the forum “Islam is against terrorism.” Moscow supports the idea of Nazarbayev to unite the efforts of all countries, especially Islamic, in the fight against terrorism, the Russian leader said. “Now there are speculations on the subject of Shia and Sunni – said Nazarbayev. – But what is happening in Syria – a common threat for all of us”.
In addition, the talks touched upon the prospects of the Eurasian Economic Union, on the part of Relations with third countries and international organizations. Later, at a reception, Putin proposed a toast to the health of Nazarbayev and called him a wise and far-sighted, because the president of Kazakhstan has always been a supporter of the Eurasian integration.
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